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Psychology Today: How to Talk to a Partner about Turn-offs


When you are first falling in love it seems that your partner can do no wrong. He always wants to try new things? Exciting! She wants to stay in her pyjamas over the weekend and not go out? Cozy! He wants to read by himself every night? Focused!


But over time such quirks or specific behaviours can become, well, annoying. What if you don’t want to constantly try new things? Or what if you want to get dressed and leave the house on Saturday and Sunday? Or what if you occasionally want to watch TV with him? And this doesn’t even begin to cover the other behaviors and habits that might creep in over time, such as personal habits, skills or lack thereof, and the varied willingness to take on household responsibilities. Read more.